§ 354.2. Purpose.
(a) Preparing institutions shall have professional educator preparation programs to ensure that candidates for professional educator certification master both the content and methodology of their discipline and meet the standards for academic performance as defined in § 354.24 (relating to academic performance) and professional educator curriculum as defined in § 354.25 (relating to preparation program curriculum) and that candidates are supported in their achievement of the learning principles under § 354.33 (relating to professional competency).
(b) In the interest of the students in public schools in this Commonwealth, preparing institutions shall maintain the highest standards of academic excellence to receive and maintain Department approval to conduct programs leading to Commonwealth public school certification.
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